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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Aaron Matz Two late Victorian novels—George Gissing's The Nether World (1889) and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Ebb-Tide (1894)—share something peculiar: both prominently feature scenes of vitriol thrown at or exploding in a character's face. I argue that vitriol proved alluring to these novelists...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 May 2005
...) and professional vitriol (his taunting rela- tionship with Fraser's Magazine and a young Thackeray), Bulwer worked in his writings, such as his 1863 essay 'The Modern Misanthrope," to "associate misanthropy with moral and political reform" (35). While Lane does see Bulwer's tendency to personalize issues...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 546–549.
Published: 01 November 2016
...). Priestley pops up later in the book as the object of vitriolic attacks by William Cobbett, as if to prove that one could not escape persecution just by crossing an ocean. This brings us to Verhoeven's second major contribution. Imlay's ideological zeal was far from pure. The description of Kentucky...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... murders her child to spare her the horrors of slavery should not be one of them. In a similarly vitriolic vein, the black writer Charles Johnson, author of his own National Book Award–winning historical novel of slavery, Middle Passage (1990), which some say was eclipsed by the bright lights shining...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 August 2000
... end" by Richardson's own employees who quickly turned it over to Irish printers. Richardson's response to the piracy was far from Grandisonian; his reaction undermined the connection between Englishness and tolerance that he had spent the entire novel constructing. He wrote two vitriolic tracts...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., one that does not exempt them from being criticized or attacked (Arendt herself is blunt about her distaste for Brecht's later poetry) but does not subject them to the types of vitriol that would have been delivered “in the ordinary course of events” either (254). The apparent split in Arendt's...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 338–368.
Published: 01 November 2001
... and romantic cultural criticism, see Shusterman and Rorty, "Romantic Polytheism." 47 Let Us Now Praise Famous Men includes Agee's vitriolic response to a Partisan Review questionnaire on the role of the artist in American society. In his response, which Partisan Review declined...